Host: Ron House
How beautiful, and yet how sad, are the words of Jesus as He looks over the city of Jerusalem and mourns over her rejection of Him and His Father. In this short statement, we catch a glimpse of the heart of God—how badly He wants to be a Father to His people, to care for them, protect them, provide for them, and love them. But in Jesus’ words, they “were not willing.” They had chosen another path, other ways, and other gods. They had devoted themselves to their traditions, to earthly powers, and to their own selfish desires instead of being devoted to God. They were not willing to submit to God and put themselves under His care. They were not willing to put Him above all else. So God, with sadness in His heart, allowed them to follow the path that they had chosen. He had removed His protective and benevolent care from them and had removed them from their place as His special people. It was not His choice but theirs. God’s desire for us is the same—to protect, provide for, care for, and love us as His dear children. We must decide whether we are willing to be His children. The choice is ours. May we choose God!
What is involved in choosing to be children of God?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!